rahnekat: (bird)
Today hasn't gone according to plan. I got woken up an hour early by a text from my university's campus security. They were closing part of the main street next to campus because someone was killed in a drive-by shooting in front of one of the dorms. Usually, there isn't a lot in the way of violence like that here. I totally feel for the victim and his or her family.

Of course, I was planning to go buy my textbooks today. I think I'll wait until next week.

Replacement plan: Go see the first show of Fright Night. The Cinemark theaters have this early bird thing where tickets are cheaper if you go to the first show. Awesome. However, the bus was over ten minutes late. I hate being late to a movie, even if I know I'm only missing fifteen minutes of commercials and trailers.

New replacement plan: Go grocery shopping. That went okay up until I got home. Guess who forgot and left her keys in the apartment when she left earlier? Yeah. I locked myself out. Good job, me. I had to talk to two people and try to track down someone else before I got back in my place. All this time, it was super hot and I was carrying my groceries. Thankfully I didn't buy anything that needed refrigeration.

Final plan for the day: Do as little as possible. That plan is succeeding. However, I haven't been sleeping well so now I have the migraine from hell. I'm nauseous and my shoulders hurt and I just want to go to bed.


ETA: Forgot to add (since I haven't whined enough) that I can't shower because there's a beetle on the wall in the bathroom, and I'm a big baby who freaks out at the thought of being attacked by bugs. Cry moar, I know.

I Speak!

Jan. 30th, 2011 11:44 am
rahnekat: (me)
In case you've ever wondered what I sound like, I ganked the speech meme that you've been seeing everywhere.

Your name and/or username
Where you're from
The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium and herbs
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Read this passage from The Speech Accent Archive:

"Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station."

rahnekat: (jaredwho)
I have a subscriber on YouTube! I don't know why I feel accomplished, but I do! Go me!

I do feel a little bad for the subscriber since I'll likely never post another video, but still. Subscriber, whoo!
rahnekat: (asia)
Just stopping by briefly to reflect on how easy it can be to put me in a good mood. For example, while I was getting a drink at Keva Juice (mmm, Keva Juice), the radio was playing "Na Na Na." And a guy on the lower quad had his iPod turned up loud enough that I could tell he was listening to "The Fame." Little things are making me smile today.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
Soooo... I'm extremely bored. I'm Sherlock-Holmes-shooting-at-walls level of bored. I decided to get all my assignments for the week done yesterday, and then my first class of the day let out half an hour early. How am I supposed to entertain myself now? I don't want to read fanfic in the education building because that's not the sort of thing I would want people in the teaching profession to find out about. Nano hasn't started yet. There's a service dog in here (it's really cute), so I don't want to pull out knitting and get it shed on. No one's on IM to talk to. I'm so boooooooooooooored. Grr.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
My adorable, perfect nephew is one week old today. To celebrate, I got my very first flu shot. I've never cared in the past whether or not I get sick. There's just no way in heck I'm going to get anyone's cute, cute, cute baby sick.

The other 'exciting' news for today is that I'm nearly finished with one of my classes for the semester. I just have two more assignments to finish and turn in for Edu 214 and I'm done. I'll be only slightly ahead of the end of the semester, but at least I can still say I finished a class early.

I should probably mention: starting November 1, for the first time I will be helping to shape the young minds of America. I'll be helping to teach a unit on greenness for a high school environmental science class. I am nervous and excite all at the same time. And in foreshadowing to how I'll probably be as a teacher, instead of working on my presentation last night, I was playing Plants vs Zombies. Yeah... I'm gonna be awesome.
rahnekat: (read)
The thing that I dislike about meeting people in a place I've never been before is I don't know the best place to wait. I don't necessarily know where the main entrance is, or if there are other rooms for people, or how far away everyone I'm meeting with lives. It also doesn't help that I'm always the earliest person and I don't know if other people are late or just somewhere else. All this leads me to write angsty posts about my waiting issues. :) I guess I should focus on my work now.
rahnekat: (cliche)
I finally feel like a real college student, by which I mean I'm sitting around campus LJing it up. And by "LJing it up," I of course mean that I'm reading smutty fanfic. One of these days I'll graduate to the big leagues and read fic in class. Right now I'm on the practically deserted top floor of the student union. I kinda need to work up to do fandom related stuff in front of people, y'know?

I didn't post about SPN 6.01 on Friday night because it was kind of a stressful day for RL reasons. I suppose I also didn't have much to say. I love that show is back but I was kinda meh about the episode. Here be mild spoilers )But over all, I'm just psyched to have our little show that could back. Yay!
rahnekat: (demon!dean)
Ugh, LJ. Why do you have to be stupid in the same way Facebook is? Don't just roll out new features without warning everyone about the changes. So flisties, please don't crosspost any comments on my LJ to Facebook or Twitter please. I would appreciate it.

Minor fandom pet peeve: Let me start by saying that I love Inception and the Inception fandom. I love the fic, I love the art, and I spend time I should be doing homework hanging out in the kink meme. Having said that, let me show you my pet peeve. In my opinion, the physical characteristics of a character do not necessarily match the physical characteristics of the actor playing them. For instance, if an actor dyed their hair blonde to play a character, that character may be a natural blonde and not whatever hair color the actor is. Little things like that.

That's why it somewhat annoys me that it's widely accepted fanon that Eames has tattoos. If you look at fanart, they even seem to look like the same tattoos Tom Hardy has. I have watched Inception multiple times, and I can think of only one instance that you can see any tattoo and that time it was just the slightest hint of one. You'd have to be watching for it to see it. So my thought in this case is that since Eames wasn't shirtless in the movie and didn't flash tattoos, that Eames does not actually have tattoos.

Anyway, like I said, it's a minor annoyance. I can see why people wouldn't agree with me and I'm not going to go into every single post that has a tattooed Eames and make my case. I just kinda wanted to get it off my chest.
rahnekat: (cleverness)
Today was my first day of classes. It seems like all of them are on the up and up and shouldn't be too strenuous. We'll see though.

The actual reason I'm doing this mini entry is to point out that I'm updating LJ on a bus. I'm on a computer, using the internet, on a bus. How awesome is that? I'm way too easily amused by technology.
rahnekat: (always alright)
I'll let Alec express my opinion on this for me.

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rahnekat: (senshi)
Aah! My lovely blogging streak got broken by Friday the 13th. Then I just got too lazy to go back. But I have inspiration now! School and my netbook.

I'm actually writing this entry on my netbook. I named her Plum after the character from Chobits. She's just as cute and tiny but she doesn't do a dance when she goes into standby mode. Computer programmers really need to get on that.
rahnekat: (knitting)
I had to take today off for a very simple reason. I can barely move. It's sad. I'm sore all over, and the parts of me that aren't dealing with muscle strain are sunburned. Blargh.

Tomorrow, I get to see the Star Trek exhibit in Sacramento! I'll post deets when I get back. Maybe I'll even have pictures. At the very least I should be able to get some knitting done on the way down and back. That'll be good. I should probably head to bed.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
I was gonna do a post about my long and interesting day. I really, really hurt though. So, here's the summary: It was a long day. I changed my major. I think I did well on the interview. The end.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
I've been seeing people posting all sorts of angry posts in various places talking about how stupid/mean/offensive people are. There have been a few people (nobody on my flist cuz you guys are awesome) that post in communities/on their journals a couple times a week about that very same topic.

My thoughts? Chill. Unless you or one of your close friends are being personally attacked, there's no reason to get all worked up about it. There will always be stupid/mean/offensive people in the internet/real world, and there's not a lot of point constantly ranting about it. I understand if it's an occasional "I hate my life and I have to rage" post but getting worked up about people that often isn't doing yourself any favors. Step away from the internet/source of anger, take a deep breath, then try to do something to make yourself or someone else a little happier. That's pretty much the best way to take care of that sort of thing. It's less likely to give you a heart attack or stroke, too.

Just needed to get that opinion out there really fast.

In other news, I have a job interview tomorrow. The outfit I've put together for it makes me look like I'm auditioning for Peter Pan, which doesn't make me all that confident that I'll do well. I guess I'll just have to do my best and keep my fingers crossed.

Woe Is Me

Aug. 3rd, 2010 11:41 pm
rahnekat: (maxim)
Applying for jobs is haaaaaaard. Why can't someone just give me a flipping job already? I promise I'm good at whatever you want me to be good at. /whining

To make sure this post isn't entirely useless, have a cat being Rickrolled.

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down )
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
Basically what my subject line says. I've been having a crap couple of weeks. I keep falling asleep too late, not being able to stay deeply asleep, then getting woken up by banging and traffic way too early in the morning. It makes me cranksome.

I should be having a fun relaxing time this weekend. Instead, I'm sitting around listlessy trying to be nice to my hip since it's sore from walking. Speaking of walking, I got a haircut to get ready for my interview on Tuesday. Yay for getting things done!
rahnekat: (baby)
Today, one of my friends is being induced since she's over her due date. I'm looking forward to meeting her daughter, but all the waiting that's led up to it has been interminable. And I get to do this a few more times. My youngest sister is pregnant and due in about three months. My bestest friend since forever is due in December. I'm surrounded by babies.

This really only serves to point out that it looks like I may not have children. It's not because I don't want children. I just want to be at a point in my life where I like who I am and I like what I'm doing before I brought a child into it. It wouldn't be fair to me or the munchkin. I figure until then, I can just be the best auntie/godmother ever.

(I used this icon because my keyword for it is 'baby'.)

rahnekat: (castiel)
I guess I post more when I'm going through a phase where I'm easily annoyed. *shrug*

This is just a quick "Those darn kids need to get off my lawn!" sort of posts. I've been watching Supernatural/in Supernatural fandom since about halfway through season one. That's the earliest I've gotten into a show where I've participated in the fandom (although that may change since I'm really digging Vampire Diaries). I got into Buffy in season five. X-Files in season seven. Smallville in season three. Never watched Smallville. So this is the first time I've sort of felt an old fan vs new fan difference.

Blah blah. Basically, I just want to say, there was a show before Castiel and there can be a show after him, too. Geez. I love Cas and I'm eternally grateful for Misha (I'm a minion and a wife). But seriously, you guys. Life goes on without them. I started watching Supernatural for the car. As long as the Impala is around, so am I.
rahnekat: (me)
Everyone feel free to ignore this post. I just need to let off some steam, and my opinion probably does not mirror the opinion of anyone else.

For some reason, the last several days, I've encountered several fics in which one of the characters is shy. Not a big. Shyness is common enough, whether it's the normal state for a person or because they get shy around people they're attracted to.

The thing that annoys me was that in all of those fics the shy person stuttered. Shy does not automatically equal stutter. In my experience, shyness leads to inability to speak or inability to say the right thing (mixing up words or having horrible tactless word vomit). Yes, I'm using my own experience with shyness as a yardstick here, but I don't necessarily think I'm that far off the mark. I've only ever heard one person in my life stutter and it wasn't because of shyness. Writers, please try to come up with some other way to indicate that your character is shy. Kthnx.

(In case you're curious, I rarely blush and I can almost always meet the eye of the person I'm talking to. Maybe I just fail at social awkwardness.)


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